Déus te Salve Grorïosa Reinna Maria – God Save You, Glorious Queen Mary

For SATB chorus and trombone choir. This piece was commissioned by Dr. Clell Wright, the DCA at Valdosta State University. The text of this work is from the Cantigas de Santa Maria (no. 40), compiled during the reign of Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon (1221-1284). It is in Galician-Portuguese, the language of romance and song during the 13th-century of Portugal and north-west Spain. The selection of the text is in celebration of the cultural heritage of the region through which his ensembles will be travelling during VSU’s spring 2024 tour of Spain and Portugal. The piece will be available for purchase after their tour; but, please listen to the midi version below.